President's Letters
President's Letter - March/April 2010

Reprinted from Nines Magazine

From all of us at the Saab Club of North America, thank you Victor Muller and Spyker Cars for persevering and Saving Saab. We are also very grateful for the work of Jan Ake Jonsson and his team in Trollhattan who have been performing miracles behind the scenes. Thank you all very much! What kept my interest and hopes up were the news releases that cars were rolling down the assembly lines. It was a very positive sign. To all our members and other Saab aficionados throughout the World who participated in Save Saab activities – thanks much! To Steve Wade and Ryan Emge kudos for a wonderful job in rallying the faithful; and, keeping us informed!

How can we help now? We can be the glue that gets Saab sales back where they belong. Those who can must contact their dealer and order a new Saab. If we don’t, the efforts of these great folks will have been for naught. The dealers, suppliers and Saab employees have been through very tough times. Don’t let them down, get behind them now and show your appreciation! Thanks.

Planning is under way for the 2010 Saab Owners Convention to be held 22-25 July in Aurora, Ohio. The convention site is The Bertram Inn and Conference Center. You can make reservations there by calling (330) 995-0200 and requesting the special rate for the Saab Club of North America Owners’ Convention.

While Saab is restructuring in the US, we are maintaining contact to ensure they can participate at SOC10 as much as their new plans allow while they get things back on track. Victor has been invited to support SOC10 so we are ever hopeful that they will do whatever they can to keep their loyal supporters informed and share new vehicle plans including the cars if possible. I am reminded of the North American roll out of the first 9-5’s at the Waterville Valley, New Hampshire SOC in 1997. That was a great event supported by SAAB Cars USA and was one of the highest attended SOC’s ever!!! Can we hope for anything less?

As I said previously, I have received offers of assistance with SOC10. All offers are welcome as we can always use help with activities on the ground at the SOC. You can , or other Board members if you would like to assist.

Ian Glenday
President, SCNA

 
President's Letter - January/February 2010

Reprinted from Nines Magazine

It seems that each time I start to write this newsletter in recent times that the information on the sale of Saab is either good or bad. We have all our fingers crossed that Saab will survive. I have been asked several times if the Saab Owners’ Convention (SOC) will go on in 2010 without Saab. I can assure everyone that it will and hopefully the situation will be resolved and it will be with them.

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November/December 2009

SCNA News November/December 2009

President's Letter

Saturday, June 21, 1980 was the longest day of the year 1980 in the Northern Hemisphere. It was also the date of inaugural "Longest Day at Nelson Ledges" 24 hour race. The country was still in the throes of its second oil crisis, brought about by the Iranian Revolution and subsequent Iran-Iraq war. The sports cars of the day included the Porsche 924, Mazda RX7, and BMW 320, but at the end of the Longest Day, a Saab 900 Turbo was at the head of the pack.

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September/October 2009

SCNA News September/October 2009

President's Letter

As of this writing there has been no official decision announced on the future of Saab.

One of the great assets in the SCNA, Mr. Lester Ewing, has decided not to remain on the Board. Since the 2005 SOC he has been instrumental as President and Vice President in giving excellent guidance and ensuring we stayed on track in our endeavors to keep SCNA alive and well. Thanks Lester from the entire membership!

Congratulations to Jerry Danner as the 2009 recipient of the Larry “Stroker” Williams Spirit of Saab Award. You can find more information on Jerry’s nomination in the SOC09 coverage in Nines.

Ian Glenday
President, SCNA

 

 
July/August 2009

SCNA News July/August 2009

President's Letter

We were all saddened by the passing of Bob Sinclair. He was a gregarious man that enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. All in the Saab community that know of his accomplishments are keenly aware of his contributions to the brand and his lasting impression on the automobile industry. There were many occasions where Bob made presentations that were outstanding. There are two that are foremost in my mind.

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